Tuesday, 2 September 2014

The Tuesday Tip: Face Framers

As far as I'm concerned, well structured eyebrows are key to achieving a flawless look. They not only hold strong and dramatic eye makeup, but they help to frame the face. For example, bringing the eyebrows closer together will help balance wider set eyes, while taking eyebrows further apart will help even out closer set eyes.

When wanting to create a strong and well defined brow, I would always recommend always using a quality eyebrow pencil. My go-to pencil is the Paul & Joe Beauté Eyebrow Pencil Duo (£14.50 ASOS / $24.00 dermstore.com). It features a lighter shade that delicately shapes and defines and a darker shade that fills in gaps and accentuates arches. It is a must for any makeup bag!

Monday, 1 September 2014

Ingredients 101: Avocado Oil

Natural or Synthetic: Natural

Origin: Avocado oil is an edible oil pressed from the fruit of the avocado (persea americana)

Location: Mexico and Central America

Beauty Benefits: Avocado oil is a nutrient-packed, clinically-proven skin moisturiser and conditioner. It is packed Vitamins A, B1, B2, and D - plus the powerhouse antioxidants Vitamin E and chlorophyll, which help mitigate skin damage and unwanted ageing. These antioxidant work together to collect and neutralise free radicals, highly reactive molecules or unstable compounds that can destroy skin cells and DNA, leading to skin damage and unwanted ageing.

Avocado oil is also high in essential fatty acids like Omega 3 and Omega 9 with excellent regenerative, restructuring, softening and moisturising properties. If that isn't enough, the plant phytosterols in avocado oil protect against water loss in the skin and increase the surface lipids.

Warnings: Avocado oil is safe to use topically

Found in: Antipodes Divine Face Oil 30ml (£18.99 antipodesnature.com / $33.23 feelunique.com). This lightweight organic oil penetrates skin instantly to keep it soft and completely hydrated. It is formulated with avocado oil and rosehip, which work together to reduce the appearance of lines, age spots and acne scars. This wonder oil is also an anti-ageing hero - it has been scientifically shown to stimulate collagen in human skin cells by up to 51%!
Antipodes Divine Face Oil review

Sunday, 31 August 2014

News: The Kardashian Kollections Kontinue

The Kardashian sisters are expanding their ever-growing brand by launching a hair care line.

Launching next spring, the hair care line will feature three types of hair tools, as well as seven hair care products - including shampoo, conditioner, hairspray, curl cream and Black Seed Dry Oil. Kim has already been using the Black Seed Oil on baby North. The reality star recently revealed, "North likes to brush her own hair. You start with a brush and then you have to get a second brush [for her]. Right when you get it all perfect, she takes the brush and starts doing it herself". "I just started using our oil because I needed to slick it [her hair] back and make it stay" she added.

As with their fashion and beauty collections, the Kardashian girls have promised that this hair care line will include the best quality products for their fans and at extremely affordable prices.

Kardashian Hair Care Line

Friday, 29 August 2014

The Lookbook: Kylie Jenner

The 'Kylie Jenner Lip' has been a big talking point amongst beauty fans these past weeks. Whether little Miss Jenner is injecting those lips with fillers or extending them with liner, they look amazing and girls everywhere have been dying to know what colour she puts on them. For those who care, she applies MAC's Whirl Liner across the entire lip. She also revealed that MAC's Velvet Teddy is another one of her favourite lip colours.

Kylie Jenner makeup look

Her makeup is always flawless, so it's no surprise that there are already hundreds of tutorials on how to replicate it. I am obsessed with her everyday makeup look, so I created something that was similar but a little softer.

Here is what I used to create the look...

Skincare:
- Antipodes Apostle Skin Brightening & Tone-Correcting Serum
- Dermalogica Age Smart Skin Perfect Primer SPF30
- Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Eye Gel
- Homemade lip scrub (recipe here!)

Kylie Jenner eye makeup

Makeup:
- Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer in Light Golden
- Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in Addiction
- MAC The Perfect Cheek Blush

Kylie Jenner inspired lip

Tools:

Now it's time to show me your 'Kylie Jenner' inspired makeup look. Just Tweet or Instagram me your #lookbookselfie!

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Wednesday Wisdom: Brooke Shields

“Don't waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window - or break down a door”

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